New Blackfriars journal moves to CUP

New Blackfriars journal moves to CUP

Cambridge University Press (CUP) will publish New Blackfriars from January 2024, in partnership with the Dominican Friars.

New Blackfriars, previously known as Blackfriars, first appeared in 1920. The journal publishes articles and book reviews of general interest, with an emphasis on theology, philosophy, and cultural studies.

With over 100 volumes, New Blackfriars has established itself in the field as a highly-regarded and ecumenically-minded publication, thanks to its wealth of high-quality research and its professional and supportive editorial team. The journal welcomes contributions in all areas of theology, philosophical theology, and philosophy of religion.

Cambridge University Press HSS Publishing Director, Daniel Pearce, says:

“We are delighted to have been chosen by the Dominican Council to publish New Blackfriars from 2024. As a leading publisher of Bibles, books and journals in religious studies, Cambridge is uniquely placed to support the council in maintaining New Blackfriars‘ reputation for excellence and breadth. We are looking forward to working closely with Professor Davies and his team to serve the journal’s global audience of authors and readers.”

The Editor of New Blackfriars, Brian Davies OP, says:

“The journal warmly welcomes its move to Cambridge University Press. With the help of its expert Cambridge colleagues, it will continue to aim at maintaining its tradition of publishing quality articles and reviews across the range of topics for which it is well known. As a journal under the care of the friars of the English Dominican Province it will also continue to welcome articles on the thought of St Thomas Aquinas and other Dominican authors.”

Journal subscribers will not only receive new editions but also have access to the full digital archive of back issues from 1920 onwards.

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Comments (3)

  • Steven

    Excellent development

  • Ramira

    Thanks for the new Blackfriers journal

  • Terry Tastard

    I read this news with misgivings. CUP subscriptions tend to be eye-wateringly expensive. I seem to remember one ecclesiastical history journal had only academic library prices and nothing within reach of individual subscribers. I hope New Blackfriars doesn’t go this way.


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